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The Monastery St. Andrei consists of three churches, the oldest of which was built around 1920, also being the most valuable because it shelters the relics of St. Andrei. There is a very old cross, having the shape of X, located in front of the altar, and a finger that it is believed that it belongs to St. Andrei and which was brought here from Greece relatively recent.

Cave St. Apostle Andrei – is the first place that the pilgrims are visiting once arrived around the Monastery St. Andrei. In fact, it is a church dug into the rock, located at the base of a small wooded mountain. On the walls of the church from the cave there are some icons that can be admired under the light of candles and icon lamps. In the place of the altar, there is a large icon of the St. Apostle Andrei worshiped by the religious who come to visit the cave. The architecture of the cave looks like a church with nave and altar. On the left side, you can see the bed carved in stone, on which St. Andrei rested during the period he preached the word of the Gospel of the Saviour in Dobrogea.

The spring of St. Apostle Andrei – is located near the monastery and the cave with the same mane. The tradition says that when St. Andrei came here, there was no water source in this area. Then, he hit with a staff in the rock and the water sprang, a source of water kept in the area until today and that had never dried up since that moment.

The Monastery St. Filip from Adamclisi was founded in 2005, being located at about 1 kilometer distance from Tropaeum Traini fortress, place where the relics of five saints were discovered, saints living in the fourth century. The martyrs of Adamclisi make the evidence of an intense Christian living in the ancient province of Scythia Minor.

The monastery Dervent was built in the early twentieth century, the foundation of the present church being laid on 5 July 1936. The beginnings of the hermitage Dervent are lost in time. The location of the monastery corresponds to the oldest monastic place on the Romanian territory, between Tomis and Durostorum. The first reliable historical information related to the establishment of a hermitage, nearby this old fortress dates from the ninth century. The strong hermitage, founded here by local monks, under the influence of the ancient monastic settlements of the this area, was addicted to Tomis and Durostorum bishoprics and had spiritual relations both with the cave hermitage from Basarabi and with the monastery from the mouth of Danube, as well as, with the Monastery Studion from Constantinopol and with other monastic settlements from Athos and Balcani. Additionally, you can find here a miraculous icon with the God’s Mother with the child in hands from Dervent, which was donated in 1940 to the monastery Dervent, by the heirs of the deceased I. Chipară. The cure crosses, the healing spring and the miraculous icon of the God’s Mother are reasons for which thousands of pilgrims cross the threshold of this place of worship.

On the place where, about 2000 years ago, four of the disciples of St. Apostle Andrei were martyred, today four stone crosses stands on and which proved, over the centuries, to be healing for various body and soul helplessness.

The house from Bugeac – It is located in a wonderful place, between Danube and the lake Bugeacu, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and attractive sights: Monastery Dervent, Monastery and Cave of St. Andrei, the Byzantine Fortress from Păcuiul lui Soare, Monument Tropaeum Traiani – Adamclisi.

The monument from Adamclisi – to the north of Adamclisi commune, there is a “triumphant monument”, namely the remains that are still standing up in the famous Tropaeum Trajan. Also, you can visit here the remains from the Roman mausoleum and the ancient altar which are museums today. Built in honor of the Emperor Traian, in the years 106-109, as a tribute to the defeat of the coalition made up geto-daci, buri and sarmati, after the fights carried by the Romans with them, in the year 102, the memorial monument Tropaeum Traiani is an authentic source of information about the events from the ancient history of the Romanian people.